Thursday, November 22, 2012


The Free and Open successor to the Clonk computer game series OpenClonk is now available in Debian sid and Ubuntu raring: just use sudo apt-get install openclonk to install it (backports to Ubuntu precise and quantal can be found in the OpenClonk Releases PPA).

It's still under development, but as you can see it's also already quite functional. The engine was made available freely under the ISC license after the original author of Clonk was no longer interested in creating new successors. Many of the old volunteer contributors then picked it up. Be aware that same computer multiplayer, which was available in the older parts of the series, is gone. If you play on the network, you need to ensure that both of you have the same version of the game.